The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 15, 1967 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 15, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upp«r Dei Moln«* Tuetday, Aug. 15, 1967 Use Care At Crossroads Corn has now grown tall enough to obstruct traffic at many county road intersections, but some area farmers are countering this hazard by trimming their crop at these dangerous crossroads. The above is just one example of this helpful safety precaution. This particular intersection is located one mile south of McGregor Street Road, one mile west of Algona. However, many rural intersections are not safe for motorists, so drivers should use extreme caution in approaching these crossings. (UDM Newsfoto) School Budget Passes Here; Askings Up The board of education of the Algona Community School District Wednesday evening reviewed the proposed 1967-68 school budget, which is estimated to call for a school millage levy of approximately 47 mills for 1967-68, as compared with approximately 39 mills in the current year. Attending the hearing were William F. Steele, Joe Lynch, and Phil Diamond. Questions posed during the hearing centered mainly on such items as how the proposed expenditures compare with previous years, details of salary schedules for teachers as compared with other schools, relation of the budget to the increased anticipated enrollment and per-pupil costs and pupil- teacher ratios as compared with other schools. Approved was the proposed budget, with expenditures of $1,692,167 for 1967-68, as compared with $998,418 in 1965-66 and $1,092,505 in 1966-67. Estimated unencumbered balance to apply on this budget totals $313,416, with estimated income other than taxation, $142,453. The secretary was directed to complete plans for holding the annual school election Mon., Sept. 11. Fred Diekmann, Jr., incumbent, has filed for re-election as treasurer. Members of the present school board, Mrs. Ruth Bay and Robert Black, have also filed petitions for re-election. These are for three-year terms and their present terms expire in September. Other present members of the school board include Russell Media, Whittemore, president; Jack Limbaugh and John Claude, Algona. For many years, since the first reorganization, the proportional representation of members has been three from the town of Algona and two from the area outside Algona. In other business, Vaughn Rising, secretary, and Robert Devine, head custodian, were authorized to investigate the possible purchase of a dual-use tractor to be used for maintenance. 0. B. Laing, superintendent, and Mr. Rising were authorized to complete the employment of staff members for remaining vacancies of custodian, bus driver, and secretary, and report to the next meeting. Lease of a playground area at the rear of the new Elementary Annex on North Hall Street was considered, and negotiations were directed to be carried out with the owners, Dr. John Kenefick and Richard Norton. Mr. Laing reviewed programs to date on plans for the new proposed high school building. Members of the staff and the architect, Cliff Prall of Des Moines, are to confer again Aug. 21. Mr. Laing reported the teaching staff to be complete with the exception of hiring one teacher in special education for the high school. There are to be 98 teachers for kindergarten through grade 12 in addition to those operating in Algona employed in the elementary and secondary education projects, who will probably number five. Details on these projects are to be worked out within the next two weeks. Richardson Funeral Held At Swea City Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church in Swea City for Mrs. Earl Richardson, 76, rural Ledyard, who died Monday in her home. She had been sick for eight months. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Harrison Township Cemetery. Mrs. Richardson was born June 12,1891 at Bancroft. She attended school at Elmore and Battle Lake, Minn. She married Earl Richardson Dec. 24,1910, in Fairmont. Her husband survives. Other survivors include a son, Alvin Richardson, Sr., of Swea City; and a daughter Miss Edyvean Richardson, who lives at home. One grandson, Alvin Richardson, Jr., and three great- grandchildren also survive. Pete Robinson, Corwith Dies At Des Moines C.B. (Pete) Robinson, 73, former Corwith businessman, died Friday at Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Corwith. Rev. Frank Considine officiated. Military rites were conducted in Corwith Cemetery. Blake Funeral Home in Corwith was in charge. Born Sept. 6,1894,atMcClean, 111., he came to Iowa as a young man. He was married to Lillian Will in Algona July 26, 1917. They lived in Wesley and Buffalo Center before moving to Cor•with 40 years ago. They operated a produce business there. He was a veteran of World War L Surviving are his wife; a son, William F. Robinson, Ackley; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son. Woman's Clubs Have Booth For Blind At Fair The Iowa Federation of Woman's Clubs have always sold articles made or hemmed by the blind people of Iowa through the Commission for the Blind. Last year, the State Fair board invited the Commission to display and sell their articles at the Fair in Des Moines and it was a tremendous success. Now, this year, Kossuth county will be one of the first counties to have this opportunity. Vern McClure and the Fair board here have generously donated a booth in the floral hall to the Kossuth County Woman's Clubs for this purpose. The twelve clubs in the county will staff the booth and all proceeds will go to the blind. The articles to be sold include all types of tea towels, tablecloths, rugs and ironing board covers. These are all made, or hemmed, by blind people. The sale of these articles helps the blind to be self- employed and financially independent. The Whittemore Woman's Club will set up the displays and take them down after the Fair. Mrs. Leonard Elbert, Whittemore, and all club presidents are urging everyone to stop at the booth and examine these articles. Demo Women Award A Bond At Fair The Democratic county central committee, Joe Straub, chairman, will sponsor a booth at the Kossuth County Fair, in cooperation with the county Democratic Woman's Club, Two free dinner tickets will be awarded each evening by the central committee, and a $25 bond will be awarded by the Woman's Club in a drawing held the last evening of the Fair. Guests may register at the booth. The party is most interested in recruiting young Democrats, who may sign up at the Fair or contact Ray Steven of Corwith. Titonka Mayor Returns From Convention Mayor and Mrs. Harold Gartner of Titonka returned Thursday from a six-day stay in Boston, Mass., where they attended the National League of Cities 44th annual convention. Convention speakers included Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman and Mayor John Lindsay of New York City, j>•••»••••••»•• During their visit to Boston they toured Mayflower U, the Pilgrims ship; Plymouth Rock and Plymouth Colony, and also took in a Boston Red Sox-Twins baseball game. Mayor Gartner was a delegate to the convention as a representative of the League of Iowa Municipalities. Is Promoted Joseph L. Smith, son of Mrs. Bridget Smith, Algona, was recently promoted from controller of the Ames Building and Loan Assn. to the office of assistant secretary. He has been with the Ames firm since April 1, 1966. l DIAMOND'S BIG SALE STILL IN PROGRESS... T T AUG. 26 THRU SEPT. 4 •67 YOUNG AMERICA CENTER — T.roovy entertainment — .hulo Sel. Fabulous Flippers. Sandpipers. Kingsmen —plus Fashion forum, beauty clinics, cars, bands, (lancing and jov Adjoins Midway Open daily, 11 lo 11 Admission 50? "Space Age Forestry" — First ever mechani/ed logging show, plus lumberjack events FRRF RCA Rodeo, hair-curling action from champs of bulldogging. bronc riding Two days. Hippodrome 10 Days of LIVESTOCK SHOWS — world's largest, best expo of farm animals, poultry. Continuous exhibits, including many 4-H and FFA events All over Fairgrounds, every day. Wild Animal Circus. Continuous shows, daily. FRRK The Midway, new rides, shows, thrills. RESERVED TICKETS: Nite Shows: $2 and $2.50 Horse Shows: $1.50 and $2. Auto Races: $2.50 and $3 on Sats.. Suns., $3 and $3.50 on Labor Day. Other days. $2 and $2.50. ON SALE: Minneapolis, Dayton's and Downtown Ticket Office. St. Paul, Dayton's and Field-Schlick. Or send check or M.O to Minn. State Fair. Dept. A, St. Paul 55108. AUTO RACES —"World Series of the Black Track," here at nation's finest half mile bowl. Champion drivers and cars. Stocks, sprints, midgets. Grandstand, daily. NIGHT STAGE SHOWS with top talent - Baja Marimba Band, Bob Newhart, George Kirby, The Young Americans, many other superb acts. And glorious FIREWORKS!

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